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2068 – two old Athos maps and two (old) books

Sometimes beautiful treasures are not far away. Our fellow Athos pilgrim Jacques from Haarlem stumbled upon a second hand bookshop in Amsterdam, showing numerous Athos books in the window. When I visited the antiquarian bookshop last week the owner told … Continue reading

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2067 – The garden pulley of Simonos Petras

The gardens are located on terraces below the monastery. Wooden ladders connect the gardens with each other. The gardens from above. A garden worker is resting against the stone monastery wall. A monks is coming his way. Vegetables are lifted … Continue reading

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2066 – Crossing the Profitou Eliou stream

In between the monastery of Pantocratoros and the Skiti of Profitou Eliou is a nice path (red and dotted line on the map) slightly uphill. It will take 30 minutes to get to the former Russian skiti. In the low … Continue reading

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2065 – the legend of Fathers Jacobos and Gervasios from Simonospetras

On our way to Athos in September 2018 we payed a visit to the monastery of Ormylia- a beautiful stopover near Polygyros on your way to Ouranopolis -where we kindly were welcomed by Sister Prosdoki. The Ormylia monastery is only … Continue reading

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2064 – a closer look at the Iviron aqueduct

During our road trip in September 2018 together with Father Theodosius from Simonospetras we paid a visit to the aqueduct of Iviron. In earlier posts, 1985 and 1608 ,we showed you pictures others made on this spot, including those of … Continue reading

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2063 – 56-year-old offender was arrested for theft in the Monastery of Iviron – news from June 14th

“After a large police operation, a thief was arrested on June 13th around 9 in the evening, who stole the votive offerings from the icon of Panagia Portaitissa at the monastery of Iviron, Mount Athos.The offender is a 56-year-old Romanian … Continue reading

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2062 – Xenofontos, a photo survey within the monastery, part 3

In post 2057 and 2061 I showed the first two courtyards of Xenofontos monastery (the red letters A and B on the map below). Today we will take a closer look at courtyard C, that lies between the new katholicon … Continue reading

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